Letters from the Living


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Chiaki lives in Japan. Her father has died and she has to deal with her grief alone, as her mother is too distracted to help her. Old Mrs Yanagi is the landlady at Poplar House where Chiaki goes to live, and their relationship develops through the book. Mrs Yanagi tells her that she has been given a divine mission to carry letters to the dead when she herself dies, so Chiaki starts writing letters to her father. Through the story, we learn about daily life in a Japanese household. As Chiaki grows up, she has to come to ...

Letters from the Living 2003, Floris Books, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780863153853

Mass-market paperback